Author: Meg Clark

Palm Sunday Rally Singers

Wanted lots of singers willing to learn a simple backing chorus to be sung at the 2017 Palm Sunday Rally. The song “You’ll Never Walk Alone’ will be sung at this Rally. We are hoping to get lots of singers…

Improv without borders

In an exciting development, the international Improvisation theatre community, in support of refugees, is holding a global theatre event – Improv Without Borders and the Refugee Action Committee in Canberra is supporting the event being held by Impro ACT this…

Another tragic death in detention – Vigil on 12 November 2015

Canberra Refugee Action Committee MEDIA RELEASE 10 November 2015 There is nothing suspicious about the circumstances of the death of Kurdish refugee Fazel Chegeni while in detention on Christmas Island, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said in Parliament yesterday. However, the…

RESETTLEMENT IN PNG NO OPTION FOR GAY REFUGEES

MEDIA RELEASE – RAINBOW REFUGEE ACTION CANBERRA, 27 October 2015 Last Friday, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced that Papua New Guinea will begin resettling refugees currently detained on Manus Island. Canberra refugee rights group Rainbow Refugee Action has stated that…

Canberrans to Stand Up for Refugees in Nationwide Rally

Rally 1pm, Garema Place, Sunday, 11 October Australians are being urged to reclaim their humanity and stand up against systematic abuse of some of the world’s most vulnerable people now locked up in detention centres after fleeing for their lives.…

Federal Circuit Court judge Alexander Street accused of bias after rejecting hundreds of migration cases

Serious issues relating to the procedural fairness of proceedings must arise in circumstances such as the present, in which an unrepresented applicant whose primary language is not English … is called on, without notice, to mount arguments NATASHA ROBINSON, ABC…

Spot the difference: good vs. bad refugees

But there remains the problem of having two classes of refugee, two identical groups fleeing the same atrocities and persecution but with contradictory treatment in this country. Malcom Farr, News,com, 10 September 2015 THERE are now “good” Syrian refugees and…

On smart phones and refugees

abdelrahman Dameen September 10 at 1:30am · Cairo, Egypt · You’re 29 years old with a wife, two children and a job. You have enough money, and can afford a few nice things, and you live in a small house in…

Hans Rosling reveals reality behind Syrian refugee crisis

Statistics Views 28 August 2015 Before the conflict, Syria was home to 20 million people; of these more than 12 million have so far been forced to leave their homes. 8 million of these refugees currently remain ‘internally displaced’ in…